Prosecutors return warrant request to Detroit police for further investigation in Officer Rasheen McClain murder

Posted at 5:47 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 17:47:29-05

(WXYZ) — The Wayne County Prosecutors Office says further investigation is necessary before they can decide on charges in the fatal shooting of DPD Officer Rasheen McClain.

A spokesperson for the office says they received a warrant request in the case. However, it was returned to the Detroit Police Department for further investigation.

The development comes as Chief Craig revealed the suspect in the murder of McClain is connected to at least three other shootings in the city over the past couple of weeks.

Craig said the suspect, who is still recovering from his injuries, was on active parole at the time of the shooting. His parole has been revoked, but is in custody on a parole violation.

According to Craig, he is a person of interest in the shooting on Monday of two people, one of whom was killed. Craig also said they believe he was connected to another double shooting on Sunday in Detroit and a shooting at the same home two weeks ago.

In all, Craig said they believe he is connected to at least six victims, calling him "a very dangerous person."

The prosecutor's office did say they have submitted a murder warrant request for the same suspect in the shooting on Monday that killed a 31-year-old man and injured a second man. It is currently being reviewed and a charging decision is not expected Friday.

Detroit Police Officer Rasheen McClain, 46, was shot and killed on Wednesday night. He was a 16-year veteran of the force, and was one of two officers shot.